April 27, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Brokaw denies sexual misconduct claim by former NBC reporter

NEW YORK   A woman who worked as a war correspondent for NBC News said Tom Brokaw groped her, twice tried to forcibly kiss her and made inappropriate overtures attempting to have an affair, according to two reports published Thursday.  More...

Atlanta wants probe into $500K given in bonuses

ATLANTA   Atlanta leaders want to call in outside lawyers to investigate after former Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration gave more than $518,000 in bonuses to city employees during Reed’s last days in office.  They included prize More...

Federal agency lost track of 1,475 migrant children

Federal officials lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year after a government agency placed the minors in the homes of adult sponsors in communities across the country, according to testimony before a Senate subcommittee Thursday.  More...

Authorities: Wisconsin refinery fire out, evacuation remains

Authorities have not allowed residents back in their homes after crews extinguished a smoky blaze at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people and forced most of the city of Superior to evacuate.  More...

Korea leaders avoid specific measures to address nuke crisis

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea played it safe today, repeating a previous vow to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons but failing to provide any specific measures or forge a potential breakthrough on an i More...

Bill Cosby could spend rest of life in prison

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Pompeo narrowly confirmed to be secretary of state

WASHINGTON   The Senate narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state on Thursday, clearing the path for him to take over as the top U.S. diplomat just as President Donald Trump faces high-risk moments on Iran and North Korea.  More...

Oregon’s struggles tracking cannabis reflect problem that exists industrywide

SALEM, Ore. To the beat of electronic dance music, men and women inside a slate-gray building harvested marijuana plants festooned with radio-frequency identification tags. More...

Documentary explores RFK’s legacy 50 years later

BOSTON   He was once called the most likely American in the 20th century to become president. But Robert F. Kennedy’s bid to follow in his older brother’s footsteps as commander in chief was cut short the same way John F. More...

MGM sets August opening date for Massachusetts casino

BOSTON   The fate of Wynn’s glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open Massachusetts’ first Las Vegas-style casino resort sooner than expected.  More...

Lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery open to public

MONTGOMERY, Ala.   Hundreds of people lined up in the rain to get a first look at a lynching memorial and museum that opened Thursday in Montgomery, Alabama.  More...

Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park changed over racist past

BOSTON   Boston officials Thursday approved changing the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park, because of allegations former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey was a racist who resisted hiring black ballplayers in the 1940s and ’50s.&n More...

Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief post

WASHINGTON White House doctor Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration as Veterans Affairs secretary today, saying “false allegations” against him have become a distraction. More...

Governors form group to study gun violence, offer solutions

HARTFORD, CONN.   The governors of six northeastern states and Puerto Rico have formed the nation’s first consortium to conduct gun violence research and recommend policy changes.  More...

Accused serial rapist, killer undetected working as cop

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Joseph DeAngelo’s six-year career as a cop came swiftly to an end after being busted for shoplifting a can of dog repellant and a hammer from a Pay N’ Save store in a Sacramento suburb in 1979. More...

Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado protesting

PHOENIX   A wave of red-clad teachers will crash upon the Arizona state Capitol today for an unprecedented job action that will close schools for a majority of the state’s public school students, part of an educator uprising that’s a More...

Senate committee set for vote on bill to protect Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job — legislation that has split Republicans as President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Mueller&rsqu More...

EPA chief faces grilling over ethical missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings today on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to be peppered with questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipar More...

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate many senators

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. More...

Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee Ronny Jackson

WASHINGTON   His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environme More...